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BREAKING: 6 People Shot Dead In Kasese Post-Election Violence (Footage/Youtube-Clip)

“4 people shot dead following fresh clashes today afternoon between UPDF, police and residents of Kisenyi Town Council in Buhohera Sub-County, Kasese district. The dead are civilians. 2 UPDF soldiers were seriously injured while the area commissioner of police in charge of operations Opolot Jacob was shot and injured” (…)”Today’s clashes follow overnight skirmishes in Hima Town Council yesterday during which 2 people were shot dead. Eyewitnesses tell NBS TV that at around 8pm, UPDF and police officers patrolling Kikonzo town in Hima Town Council were forced to fire back in self defense after they were attacked by panga and stick-wielding residents” (…)“Our reporter in the multi-ethnical area says the attack on the men in uniform was a culmination of tension that followed the announcement of incumbent Katura Musan as winner of the LC III race” (…)“Prior to the final announcement, Katura’s main rival Tom Wabokumbi’s supporters, sure about a win, took to the streets to celebrate only to be shocked by Katura’s victory” (…)”The situation in both Kikonzo and Kisenyi remains tense with security reinforcements seen patrolling” (…)”A number of people have been seen packing up their belongings and heading out of the two towns” (NBS TV Uganda, 2016).

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Dr. Kizza Besigye arrested for the third time in two days; FDC HQ under siege; Mbabazi under house arrest; Demonstrations in Kampala; The regime going into panic mode!

Andre Kaweesi FDC HQ 19.02.2016

We can forget to validate the tallying that comes from Namboole today as Badru Kiggundu talks about the final fixed result on Saturday or Sunday. As the Electoral Commission is working under fire from Mzee, as he can’t live with the will people, therefore he is still enforcing militarization of politics as the Police and Army is busy detaining Dr. Kizza Besigye and other FDC “big-men” while sieging FDC HQ and sieging Hon. Amama Mbabazi house.

While the disturbing relentlessness of releasing numbers from the Electoral Commission and also losing of declarations forms in certain districts, and that tally numbers coming from places where the votes hasn’t even been casted. While the Police and army spreading fear in the public while the EC is cooking the numbers to fix the NRM. We know what you do and while your sweeting in the offices and wonder how you will switch the tallies and how many votes you have to pre-tick ballots or calling them.

FDC HQ 19.02.2016 Police Siege

Forum for Democratic Change under siege today:

As Dr. Kizza Besigye is set under house arrest today following the findings of a pre-ticking operations for President Museveni, something nobody should find as they are close knit and tightly incorporated with government facilities and organizations as the Police and NRM-Regime knows all about it.

Today the continuation of Police Force is working against the FDC as they have put the FDC headquarter in Najjanankumbi under siege and even raided the offices as the FDC has put up another Talley Center as the official ones was giving out numbers to sustain President Museveni and stifling votes. Something the Police could not handle at this present state of affairs. The leading operator is Andrew Felix Kaweesi from the Police.

Later as the escalating offences of the FDC, as they question the numbers coming from the Electoral Commission at this point; the siege of the offices is not enough. As the Youth of the area start to demonstrate as of the siege of the FDC Offices closure; this leads into the police shooting live bullets and tear-gas towards the demonstrating youth. They even used a helicopter to throw tear-gas into the compound of the FDC office. (That is some Hollywood kind of actions that would make  Michael Bay proud – Mr. Kale Kayihura!).

Entebbe Road Kampala 19.02.2016. Demonstrations

The Demonstrating Youth also stood and carried out the demonstrations on the Entebbe Road in Kampala as the youth doesn’t accept the siege of the FDC HQ. Police’s Director of Human Resource Development Andrew Felix Kaweesi says they are there to ensure FDC does not announce illegal election results. As the Police is shutting down the demonstrations they has also help from the Army. The Military Police is also at the spot drilling the bullets and tear-gas at the FDC HQ as the siege is continuing.

And yet again Dr. Kizza Besigye was arrested at the FDC Headquarter and taken to an unknown location again. Together with Dr. Besigye the other main FDC figures being arrested by the Police today are Gen. Mugisha Muntu, Ingrid Turinawe and Wasswa Birigwa. They have been arrested for keeping a parallel Tally Center! The UPF and IGP Kayihura can you do this?

A local station, 107.9 FM, reported at 1:43 p.m. that Besigye and another FDC official, Joyce Ssebugwawo, had been taken away in a car by police (Kampala Express, 19.02.2016).

Crowds in protest: students gathered at Makerere University in Kampala demonstrating against the arrest of opposition leader Kizza Besigye (Al Jazeera English, 19.02.2016). Eye witness account:

“Plumes of thick black smoke spiral into the air and the crowds start to run. Some are dressed in sleeveless red university graduation gowns, others carry leafy tree branches to symbolise a past war. They are not all students, but they do all want the same thing: to see President Yoweri Museveni relinquish power to Kizza Besigye” . 

There is also reported demonstrations in Mengo and in Kisenyi in Kampala. The Police is shutting it down with tear-gas and bullets, as the public throws stones at the Police (93.3. KFM Radio, 19.02.2016). There been also reported shots fired in Katwe and Kololo and petty vile photoes from the streets are coming in social media. That I don’t have the stomach to deliver.. as the Live bullets and tear-gas hurt the public!

Kampala 19.02.2016

The latest news broadcast by 93.3 KFM at 3:03 p.m. spoke of “a lot of rampage” at Kasangati and Kawempe although the Kiseka Market area had calmed down a little by 3:00 p.m., with all the shops closed (Kampala Express, 19.02.2016).  In Kiseka Market the Police has shot two people and the picture is spreading online as the victims lay on the streets. a sad sign of the violence of the state and the regime!

Also ordinary people are taken to be detained as they are in the area and demonstrate to the regimes shut-down of the FDC party officials and its headquarter. This here can only be under order of Mzee.

Mbabazi House 19.02.2016

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As other opposition leaders usually is safe. Hon. Amama Mbabazi house is set under house arrest as his home is sieged by the Uganda Police Force and the Army as he is such and threat to the ruling regime. It seems… As that happens at the same time some Polling Agents storms his house demanding pay for guarding his votes!

Amama Mbabazi wrote this:

“This afternoon, police vehicle with Field Formation Unit officers arresting anyone that was outside my gate. They were also accompanied by military police. I am yet to find out why” (Mbabazi, 19.02.2016).

Gaba Kampala 19.02.2016 P1

Continue of Voting in Kampala: 

In Kampala where certain voting has restarted today after the delays of material yesterday as for instance in Gaba, where the demonstrations and anger towards the Polling station occurred. The voters who are named in the Category S-Z are not allowed to vote at the polling stations. (Me asking, so they are the already pre-ticked ballots then?).

At Ggaba Trading Centre the polling station opened today as well because of yesterday’s delays. While this happen though. The Polling station got material, but not the voting material for presidential elections.

In other parts of the Country:

Masaka Talley Center 19.02.2016

In Masaka the Police have started to have heavy deployment around the Talley Center of the town. In Kasese the police has shot tear-gas into the Talley center in the town.

In Nebbi where President Museveni is busy supervising the distribution of Hoes to the public as a appreciations of the voting yesterday. So subtle Mr. President!

Suspicious of rigging, here is reasons why:

In Rubavu in Western Uganda, a government official was caught with pre-ticked ballots for President Museveni. While in Bundibugyo where the presiding officers of the elections and their declarations forms goes missing (The Observer, 19.02.2016). In Bulambuli the results from 6 Polling Stations, Returning Officers claim the Declarations Forms was stolen from the Polling Officers yesterday (The Observer, 19.02.2016). In Sembabule where at certain polling stations yesterday there wasn’t even voting yet, as “at Kirama, Ntusi Primary School, Kazooma A, Lwemibu, Mageege Kinoni all had result 4 tallying even tho they didn’t vote yesterday” (The Obsever, 19.02.2016).

What is some other Presidential candidates up to?

“Presidential candidate Abed Bwanika has been intercepted at Mutukula border by Ugandan security while trying to sneak into Tanzania. He is now being driven back to Kampala, reports indicates” (Red Pepper, 19.02.2016).

Latest on Dr. Kizza Besigye:

He has yet again been sent home to his home in Kasangati by the Police. Right now this is unconfirmed. Have no information on the other “big-men” and detained FDC Officials or public around Kampala that the Police has taken in today. While this reports has been taken back. He is not yet home. Dr. Kizza Besigye and the other FDC Officials are detained in Nagalama Police Station as we speak! He was never home in Kasangati after taken from FDC Headquarter. Winnie Byanyima confirms that he is detained together with the other FDC officials, and not yet escorted home!

I think this is enough for now. More to come as the events unfolding in amp speed right now! There is certainty that the NRM-Regime works hard to suppress the will of the people and the change of power as the siege of opposition is a proof of! There is vicious attempts to destroy democratic values again from the authorities and doesn’t seem to seek the truth. The Police, Military Police and the Army is deployed heavy and guns around as the fear and tension is sky high. Peace.

Military Police creates havoc in Kampala; As FDC Convoy was supposed to travel through central Kampala; The People’s President had plans of Addressing rally in Makerere; but the Calvary wanted it otherwise!

Mambas 15.02.2016

Yesterday even late President Museveni held a rally in the midst of the stars and moon with a dimming light lightening his presence the day after the #UGDebate16. Today is two days after, the evening rallies are supposed to be illegal by the Electoral Commission, but the Uganda Police Force and their Inspector General Police Kayihura doesn’t mind his leader doing as he please while telling the public that Dr. Kizza Besigye is not allowed to have night campaigns.

“There will be peaceful elections in Uganda. Nobody will disturb our peace. Nobody will threaten us. We cannot allow anyone to disrupt and threaten people.” – Yoweri Kaguta Museveni during the #UGDebate on 13.02.2016.

Kiira Road Police 15.02.2016 FDC

The Police would not stop with words, not even in the days before polls on the 18th February. Today on the 15th on February have yet another days of rallies in the glorious land of Uganda. There been steady campaigning in the country since November in 2015. As we speak the Police used tear-gas and live ammunition in Wandegye in Kampala as students during the day has reacted to the demonstrations.

A scuffle has ensued at Jinja road traffic lights where police commanded by Aaron Baguma, DPC, Central Police Station has arrested FDC’s Kizza Besigye barring him from proceeding to Nakasero Market in the heart of Kampala and Arua Park in downtown Kampala. Tear gas fired in the process.

Jinja Road 15.02.2015

The Reaction to this:

As in between rallies and after arresting the Opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye was traversing through Kampala supposed to have rallies in parts of it. As also the citizens and publics was celebrating around the man who comes with the message of defiance; caring and wanting to have a government who delivers with accountability. This is a message that resounds with the public as they surround him. The Police started throwing tear-gas and dispersing the crowds.

Jinja Road 15.02.2015 P2

Not only Dr. Kizza Besigye was arrested, he was arrest alongside Kampala District Woman Member of Parliament Naggayi and she was also taken to Kampala Central Police Station.

Jinja Road 15.02.2015 P3

As the issues continues and Dr. Kizza Besigye was taken from Kampala Central Police Station moved to Kiira Road Police Station. As he was taken for travelling through the center of Kampala; the public used tear-gas and shot in the public. As this happen the loyal FDC supporters was on the outside of the Police Station singing towards the Police men who kept Dr. Kizza Besigye and Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.

This did not end at the Old Kiira Road Police Station as the Police after while considered their situation as the media and social media took off after the armed Police reacting to the Public demonstrations around town as the news of the arrest spread quickly from Jinja Road. Dr. Kizza Besigye was then moved again this time to Kasangati to his home in Wakiso.

Even later in the day as Dr. Kizza Besigye was supposed to held a rally at Makerere University.

Kampala Unrest 15.02.2016

An eye witness tells the state of affairs there is like this:

“At Makerere University where thousands of students had anticipated his rally; angry students are up to now 19.20 PM battling with police from the institution’s main gate”.

The Police stopped the traversing through town as the FDC Convoy and supporters would be a conflict for the local business. As the Police coming with Mambas, tear-gas and dispersing is healthy for the same business, I think really it destruction of it as the fear spread doesn’t make it happen. The Peaceful campaigning is certainly over as the Kampala Metropolitan Police is heading in for creating violence in central parts of Kampala.

Wandegye Kampala 15.02.2016 FDC P2

As he planned to arriving back in Kampala for more rallies Dr. Kizza Besigye has said this:

“What is happening was expected; the regime is panicking given its lack of support. My request is that our people should remain firm and vote out this regime. What the regime is doing is simply intimidating our people. Intimidation keeps dictatorships in power” (…)”Let us be strong, resolute, firm and also law abiding. We have not broken any law. We are doing what we are doing lawfully and will assert our right against law breakers. Our campaign is one of defiance. We defy law breaking by the regime which is what happened today”.

Wandegye Kampala 15.02.2016 FDC

However Dr. Kizza Besigye has left his home in Kasangati headed back to Kampala for the rest of his rallies claiming he will attempt to today. The Police was waiting for his return as on the round-about before Wandegye the Police was stationed with 40 Police men and 2 armed trucks.

Dr. Kizza Besigye car was also towed as the Police have trowed tear-gas in Wandegye as Supporters has followed him today and demonstrated; as he was headed for a campaign rally in Makerere University outside Wandegye in Kampala. The tear-gas was even spread on Bombo-Road towards Wandegye as the Police had a hard stance against Dr. Kizza Besigye rallies supposed to happen at Makerere. Even DPC Wandegye Brian Ampaire said to him: “the official campaigning time is up!” well, if they didn’t shot, tear-gas and detain the man nicknamed the People’s President; he might have entered Makerere University Grounds around the promised time! That is just me though! Mr. DPC you arrogant bastard!   

As the violence has erupted the news of that Dr. Kizza Besigye is safe and sound in Kasangati, but the party has not been allowed to follow the people’s will and campaign in Kampala, as President Museveni did recently before travelling Northern Uganda. This sends a clear message of the dual laws of Uganda. As the FDC and Oppositions parties are second class citizens; also the public is a equally not important to the Police or Security Organs as they threaten the citizens of Kampala with tear-gas and bullets.

One quote from the Police after today’s rallies was this:

“The police did not arrest Besigye, we took him to his home to freshen up for his rally” – Abas Byakagaba, Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander.

See what his boss said:

UPF Press Release 15.02.2016

You know there is something wrong with this. While President Museveni is travelling and enjoy life in presidency his own capital town is under siege of his Military Police and his loyal cronies working to destroy the opposition and their rallies. The violence and attack on the local people is a sad view and a picture destroys the view of the campaign rallies. There is no justice in this. While Museveni wrote this to Social Media this evening:

“I want to remind Ugandans that only the NRM can assure them of peace and stability and therefore ask that you vote for us. I thank you” (15.02.2016).

Earlier today around Mulago Round-About before the violence arupted the city!

Earlier today around Mulago Round-About before the violence arupted the city!

To write that today as Kampala turned militarized and tear-gas with public fear and demonstrations. As the left over cans of tear-gas and bullets lay in the street; as people are hurt and people scattered by the Military Police and the Police Force while them defend themselves in a way that is disrespectful to the agents of opponents.

As today it was not FDC or Dr. Kizza Besigye who travelled through town in a car, not a Personal Armored Carrier (PAC) or rifles still. Just himself and his team being part of the town and as scheduled with the Electoral Commission travel in between mini-rallies before the main in the evening as he has done since early November 2015. Today the Kampala Metropolitan Police and the above would not have that. The Military Police is acting and shooting at citizens is so far from justice, as they want to see and be a part of rallies of Dr. Kizza Besigye. This here is a sad day. As the NRM and their ignorance as they set the standard for the Uganda Police Force, Military Police and the Army as they has acted in violence and spread; pain and suffering; as this campaign did not need. The FDC has seen violence in Northern Uganda and other places. But today the NRM-Regime put themselves in high-gear and showed their ugly truth as the words of Peace from President Museveni is meaningless as long as his Police attacks innocent civilians as they we’re ready to greet Besigye; follow his convoy or being part of the rally in Makerere! Peace.  

Uganda – Some reports from the Local Primaries Election in the NRM-Party

MuseveniNRM2016Election

If you thought the weekends reactions to the FDC party and their struggles to do party work and campaigning that has been an issue for a long time. The interesting about what I have seen and gotten news about, is how the Police and the Public is reacting in the ruling NRM-Party! While doing their duties to vote in the Primaries Election. So they can pick the ones to elect their own local leaders and who set to represent their area and a possible MP in the future. NRM-Regime goes even too far with the rigging and malpractices with the NRM Electoral Process and Commission who let this practices happening. We can see what has happen today and the reports are staggering, also with the former day’s events in Ngarama and Lwengo. All of the reports from National Resistance Movement Primaries should be seen as a warning. This is not looking good and with all the reactions the results and local disarray can be seen as the people see through the malpractices and rigging.

First issues – Ngarama:

“Supporters of Mr Benon Matsiko Kyampa, who was contesting for NRM flag for Ngarama LC3 top seat stormed the sub-county headquarters where they abandoned their party cards protesting poll results announced by the sub-county registrar, Mr Robert Baingana, in favour of Mr Silver Kiiza”. This led to even rubber bullets and agony in the district. So the way the police is used to quell issues is really a pattern. Which lead to this: “The deputy RDC Isingiro, Mr Damiano Turyatunga, said they will investigate why police fired bullets and will ensure calm is restored in the area” (Mugume, 2015).

Second issues – Lwengo:

“Ruling NRM party supporters in Lwengo District have threatened to boycott party primary elections over alleged inflation of voters registers. The supporters claim that a big number of registers in the district have been bloated with names of people who are not NRM supporters- something they say is a plot to rig votes in favour of some candidates” (…)”Ms Nakabira said she had discovered that some NRM village registers contain several names than those in the national voters register of the Electoral Commission. “Our party electoral commission should not bother bringing election materials to Lwengo District if they fail to sort out this mess. It will be a political suicide to take part in an election where registers have been filled up with ghost names,” she said” (Malik, 2015).

There have been reports that the District Leader George Mutabazi has fled the offices and area with the ballot boxes.

Sembabula NRM Office

Third Issue – Sembabule:

There been reports of fraud there in local elections as well and the NRM members couldn’t accept it. Therefore they set the NRM office on fire this 13.10.2015.

Fourth Issue – Kyannamukaaka, Masaka District:

Because of electoral issues and vote rigging NRM members has put on fire their member cards and also been as vile as peeing on Museveni T-Shirts as an reactions to rigging of the local elections. More from the Masaka District is that NRM has withheld the elections results and the reasons are that the winners in the district are suspected to be friendly to Amama Mbabazi. This is happening today!

Also from another source is this:

“This afternoon, Masaka District NRM party Registrar declared Ssekiwala winner after polling 2664 votes against Ssebulas 1780 votes. However, the declaration of Ssekiwala as winner has not gone down well with Ssebulas supporters” (Bindhe, 2015).

Fifth Issue:

There was another NRM office that was lit on fire. This was Isingiro on Sunday 3: AM, it apparently destroyed the older files from 2011 Elections and a dozen other party official papers.

Second Source:

She however, wants the complaints to produce evidence to substantiate their claims of rigging” (…)”Angry voters throwing pelting NRM party cards after disagreeing with NRM party officials at Endinzi sub county headquarters in Isingiro district” (Kabasongora, 2015).

Six issue – Bundibugyo:

“According to Idrisa, initially, Kifunga announced Steven Mugisa as the winners of the Bubukwanga Sub County chairperson NRM party ticket but later altered the results and declared his rival George Baluku” (Muhindo, 2015).

NRM 131015

Praise for the NRM Electoral Commission:

While this has happen during the elections in the NRM there are certain people who are impressed by the work. MP Cecilia Ogwal said: “”Dr. Odoi should be reassigned to assist Kiggundu because what he is doing is so impressive” (…)”We feel the impact of their confusion and I want the process to be peaceful” (Okino, 2015).

We can all see that there is a tone in the day and recent days when it comes to the NRM Primaries. The results and reactions show the issues that this Primaries Elections in the NRM are turning into a farce. Where the actual election doesn’t really matter and members of the party feels fooled. Therefore going into means that are harsh realities are not sinking in.

This is important when the ruling elite and the main NRM-Regime are shielding in a way. They are shielding the elite and handpicking their loyal candidates, but not the ones that might be wished from the grassroot-organization who might want another candidate and get a change of leadership. With the rigging happening then the exercise and voting is just a planned move so that it looks like a democratic choice. That is what is happening if you score away the local constituencies from picking their men or woman to be representatives. This is what has happen. And that makes the process illegitimate. The representative won’t actual represent the people, but the rigging Electoral Commission of the NRM. The Local Council and MPs might be “elected”, but in reality just picked by the Commission not the people of the Party and Organization. When there has already been famous for the rigging of the General Election in 2011. This here is a new low. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni party is rigging itself and people are reacting. This can only get more interesting. Just as this picture from a Cell in a Prison where they kept the Electoral Ballot Boxes for the Primaries in the area. This was taken photo from somebody kept in Prison of the FDC. Peace.  

NRM Material from Sanga Jail 101015

Reference:

Bindhe, Edward – ‘Angry NRM Supporters Burn, Urinate on Museveni T-Shirts’ (13.10.2015) Link: http://ugandaradionetwork.com/story/rioting-nrm-losers-burn-cards-urinate-at-museveni-t-shirts-as-pro-mbabazi-candidates-denied-victory#ixzz3oSx6lNLZ

Mugume, Chris – ‘Residents throw away NRM cards over vote rigging’ (09.10.2015) link: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Residents-throw-away-NRM-cards-over-vote-rigging/-/688334/2905272/-/pmw73q/-/index.html

Okino, Patrick – ‘Ogwal praises ‘impressive’ work done by Odoi’ (13.10.2015) link: http://www.elections.co.ug/new-vision/election/1343246/ogwal-praises-impressive-odoi

Malik, Fahad Jjingo – ‘NRM voters threaten polls boycott’ (13.10.2015) link: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/NRM-voters-threaten-polls-boycott/-/688334/2910484/-/ra7fg1/-/index.html

Muhindo, Patrick – ‘Bundibugyo NRM Members Return Cards Citing Mismanagement of Primaries’ (13.10.2015) Link: http://ugandaradionetwork.com/story/bundibugyo-nrm-members-return-cards-over-mismanagement-of-party-primaries#ixzz3oSy1V3SW

Kabasongora, Mariam – ‘NRM Officials Rush to Bukanga County to Calm Down Angry Voters’ (13.10.2015) Link: http://ugandaradionetwork.com/story/nrm-leaders-security-team-rush-to-bukanga-county-to-quell-tension-among-angry-voters-#ixzz3oSyUjfPS

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